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Microsoft strongly urges users to upgrade from 12-year-old Windows XP

Posted 1/9/2014

Microsoft is strongly encouraging its users to upgrade from Windows XP. As detailed in Microsoft's Security Intelligence Report, Volume 15, these systems are growing increasingly vulnerable to malware and attacks, becoming most at risk after April 8, 2014, at which time Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, non-security fixes or technical support for Windows XP.

According to Tim Rains, director of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, Windows XP systems have an infection rate that is six times higher than Windows 8.

Both Windows 7 and Windows 8 are available for free or at a greatly reduced cost to most members of the TTU community.

Windows 7

Two versions of Microsoft Windows 7 media are available at the ATLC (west basement of the main Library building):

For more details, please see How to: Obtain Windows 7 at TTU.

Windows 8

Two versions of Microsoft Windows 8 media are available at the ATLC (west basement of the main Library building):

For more details, please see About Windows 8 availability to the TTU community.

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